Day paddles, overnighters or multi-day exploration are enjoyable experiences and adventures.  Adults and kids alike enjoy being on the water. It’s also fun when people can line it up with a bit of camping, or a short escape for a long weekend (or longer if time permits).

I started paddling in my local Olympic pool back in the day.  My boss enjoyed paddling, and the pool attendants threw the kayaks into the pool out-of-hours when no customers were around.  We also paddled the local dams and rivers, which were flat or slow-flowing waters most of the time.

It’s best to explore with mates, particularly from a safety point of view but also because I enjoy the experience with others.  I always wear a life-vest when paddling, and let people know where I’m going, who I’m going with and when I’ll return.

For me, I enjoy paddling in dams, bays, estuaries, and slow flowing rivers.  I choose to steer away from white water, fast flowing rivers, and especially floodwaters.  These are best left to experienced paddlers and professionals.  And, NEVER enter floodwaters.


I’m gathering a collection of locations I paddle and sharing them on the map below.  Select the icon or route on the map below to find out more about each location or paddle.

Initially, locations and routes published on the map will link paddlers to an externally described web page or app.  Escapalicious will add and update information on our own website as time and travels permit.

Select the icon on the map below to find out more about each location. Toggle the filters at the bottom of the map to turn features on & off.